Every Visual Effects Oscar Winner In One Video
Visual effects, or engineering effects as they were once known, have always played a massive part in the success of a big screen story. The artists that tricked our eyes and amazed us with feats of engineering and graphics were honored on and off throughout the history of the Academy Awards, but in 1977 a specific Visual Effects category came back into play and the industry hasn't looked back since.
Now, thanks to Nelson Carvajal you can relive every single winner of the 'Best Visual Effects' Oscar from 1977 right through to last year. The video is a beautiful trip down memory lane, giving us a chance to recognize not just how far VFX have come in the last few decades, but how the industry got here. One theme is clear, Science Fiction and Fantasy have dominated the category, with LucasFilm specifically dominating the categories early years with its Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas.
Here's a full list of the winners, in order. Which one is your favourite?
1977: Star Wars
1980: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
1981: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982: E.T: The Extraterrestrial
1983: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989: The Abyss
1990: Total Recall
1991: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1992: Death Becomes Her
1993: Jurassic Park
1994: Forest Gump
1996: Independence Day
1998: What Dreams May Come
1999: The Matrix
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004: Spider-Man 2
2005: King Kong
2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007: The Golden Compass
2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2012: Life of Pi
2013 (Nominees): Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek: Into Darkness
So, who is your pick for 2013's award? We're sitting firmly in the 'Gravity' camp.